Is there a prior to consciousness

Is there a prior to consciousness

Magdi Badawy, 08-26-2022

okay so welcome everyone
lovely
to see you
to be with you

okay

so it’s
it’s always
always now

the nowness of now is

presence
being

the the nowness of now
is not
the current thought
or the current perception

the nowness of now is invisible
to the eye
invisible to the senses

that which
is
and cannot
not be

the reality of your experience
is this invisible nowness
beingness

awareness

which
is not in time

and therefore
there is no prior
to nowness

and there is no subsequent

to nowness

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being

which
is also
isness

is a
infinite
borderless

not a movement in time
not a movement on the screen

when you refer to
that which you perceive

you are also referring to the
reality of the perception

the reality of the perception
is hidden

in that it does not appear

separate from
its perception

so being
meaning i
is hidden
from the senses

hidden from the mind

hidden from thought

and yet
the mind is its reflection

sensations
feelings

they are the imprint
the expression of the absolute

like the reflection
of the sunlight
on the surface of the pond

the glittering waves

they are an expression
of the sun light

the sun is hidden

in the reflection
and yet the
reflection is not possible
without the sunlight

in fact
the reflection of the sunlight
is made out of the sunlight

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consciousness being the reality

that which is
and cannot not be
is aware

there are not two

there is no reality beyond
reality beyond
the reality of consciousness

whatever reality
that one can imagine
which is beyond
the reality of consciousness
is consciousness itself

and you
meaning i
is
this consciousness

one could say that
prior to the reflection
of the sunlight
on the surface of the pond
there is the sun
as a way of speaking

in fact there is no such thing
as prior but as a way of speaking
one could say
that the source is the sunlight
and the manifestation
is the reflection
on the surface of the
pond

so one could say that
perceptions
sensations
mentations

they are the reflections
on the surface of the pond
the reflections of consciousness
of the sun

but the sun is not separate
from its reflections
the reflections are not separate
from the sun

similarly
the world-body-mind
perceptions

are not separate from

consciousness
I
consciousness

and in this non-dual reality

there is no reality other than that
the reality of

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time

does not exist
outside of the
concept

the concept and
the sense
sensory aspect

which we refer to as
the feeling
the feeling of
of time

in the non-dual understanding
is one
it’s one realm
it has no actual layers

conceptually yes
as many layers
as many realms
as we care to conceptualize

but experientially

there are no layers
to reality

the mind may
classify and dissect
and categorize

files and folders

but they are conceptual

here and there
is conceptual

now and
later

is conceptual

when you go directly to
the reality of your experience
you only find being

awareness
consciousness

there is no
separate entity anywhere to
attain anything

it’s a myth

god hasn’t created
separate forms and scattered them

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in his kingdom
this would be so cruel

there is no mountain to surmount

in order to
realize the freedom
that you are

because there is no separate
entity

that

needs to overcome

ignorance

so in this moment

the understanding
that there is no one
no separate self

no
no one to hold on
to grasp anything

this is pure folly

for an imaginary character
to be battling
an imaginary current
struggling
not to drown

it is pure folly

so you don’t need to imagine
yourself
as anything

because whichever way you imagine yourself
is a form of limitation

a reduction
of your
wholeness
of your totality

god did not
short change you

it is out of your freedom
that you play the game of

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poor me

what is this me that you
you imagine yourself to be

what for

sooner or later you have to drop it

it’s a dead corpse

there’s some storyline that we are so habituated to

we somehow are comfortable
with
and at the same time
we resent it

want to be free of this me storyline
and yet somehow we maintain it

but sooner or later you lose interest
in this unhappy charade.


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